JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/05/its-official.html (13 comments)

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jsid-1210054389-591726  AughtSix at Tue, 06 May 2008 06:13:09 +0000

"Plus, it never throws a charge light. It either hits the mark or goes 1-3 tenths over."

Try taking a manual trickler apart to get the tube. (An RCBS manual trickler tube fits perfectly) Then stick that tube in the chargemaster tube. I used to get 1 in three or more over weight. I've probably thrown away 10 charges (out of a couple of thousands) since the modification. I was about to send mine back before I heard of that one. It takes a bit longer, but it throws exact charges. (Well, to the error of the scale--the scale reads exactly what it's programed for.) It is a hair slower, but you'll no longer have to dump overweight charges.

jsid-1210054505-591727  AughtSix at Tue, 06 May 2008 06:15:05 +0000

Huh... guess I posted a similar comment way back when. Oh well, I really like mine. Sorry for the repetition.

jsid-1210055172-591728  Rob at Tue, 06 May 2008 06:26:12 +0000

Kevin, 2400 is *not* a ball (spherical) powder; it's sliced (flake) like Unique or Bullseye.

jsid-1210080538-591732  Kevin Baker at Tue, 06 May 2008 13:28:58 +0000

Not the can that I have. I looked. It's an extremely fine powder, not at all like (for example) Unique.

OK, now I'm disturbed. I'll check it again when I get home.

jsid-1210089677-591747  Rob at Tue, 06 May 2008 16:01:17 +0000

Kevin, Agreed it's a very fine granule, but it's not made by the same process.
Also, take a look at some with a loupe; it won't look at all like H335 or WW296 under a loupe.

jsid-1210093661-591751  Kevin Baker at Tue, 06 May 2008 17:07:41 +0000

OK, I feel better, then.

I don't want my S&W M25 Mountain Gun to look like this.

jsid-1210098519-591755  Rob at Tue, 06 May 2008 18:28:39 +0000

Ugh, that 629 makes me wanna cry.
What chambering do you have in your 25, .45ACP or .45 Colt? I've got a 625-6 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt, it's a fine revolver.
I've accidentally mixed powders twice in my 40+ years of handloading; both times I caught it before any ammo was charged, so my loss was mostly to my pride. And a few $$.

jsid-1210100596-591757  Kevin Baker at Tue, 06 May 2008 19:03:16 +0000

.45 Colt

I've only mixed powders once, but I caught it immediately.

jsid-1210213885-591817  Owen at Thu, 08 May 2008 02:31:25 +0000

What reloading press do you use?

jsid-1210252358-591828  Kevin Baker at Thu, 08 May 2008 13:12:38 +0000

I have a Dillon Square Deal-B for .45ACP, and an RL-450 for everything else. I also have a Lee Challenger single-stage press that I took out of service when I bought the 450 that I'm giving serious consideration to putting back on the bench.

jsid-1210641014-591974  Rivrdog at Tue, 13 May 2008 01:10:14 +0000

You must whistle a lot of Dixie, waiting for that gizmo to throw charges. With my RCBS balance-beam scale, and a baby-feeding spoon to tap powder out of (no trickler, they slow me down), I can throw 100% accurate charges in around 12 seconds. I could try to speed up, but what's the point?

jsid-1210655867-591979  Kevin Baker at Tue, 13 May 2008 05:17:47 +0000

More power to you. I'd rather watch paint dry than do that.

I threw thousands of charges (well, a few thousand) for .357 that way, and I'll never do it again.

jsid-1210699395-591991  Phil B at Tue, 13 May 2008 17:23:15 +0000

I used a .243 case charged with the required powder as a trickler - use a powder measure to throw the charge a grain under, a quick roll of the fingers with the .243 case and the charge is exact.

Quick, cheap and easy!

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